Accession Number : ADA264560


Title :   The State of Kuwait


Descriptive Note : Study project,


Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA


Personal Author(s) : Al-Sorour, Salem M


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a264560.pdf


Report Date : 14 Apr 1993


Pagination or Media Count : 41


Abstract : Kuwait's history has passed through a dramatic period in modern history. Its people, regardless of tribe or nationality, were enjoying the fruit of the peace and the prosperity created by careful management of the country's resources associated with its traditions, natural environment, and its remarkable program since the discovery of oil. The Kuwaitis were proud to talk of their growth in education, modern health care facilities, scientific progress, their work in support of the arts, promotion of the peace, and international understanding. Its peace was shattered by Iraq which almost destroyed this country that the rest of the world knew and loved. There are few people who really know what took place inside the country. The ordinary citizens who remained during this period will never ever forget the bitter experience which has changed both Kuwait and its people. As a result, today they are more determined to create a peaceful future based upon justice and deterrence. Kuwait's culture was heavily targeted by the Iraqi forces which tried to destroy all symbols of its nationhood. Its oil wells were set on fire by the hundreds. The Iraqis even looted the national museum and burnt down every thing inside, including Boom Al-Muhalab, which was built in 1937 and was one of the finest rail trading vessels to work out of Kuwait in this century. The Iraqis also denied health care to Kuwaiti people including immature babies, old people, and handicapped. What remained, signified a grim reminder of Iraq's violent efforts to erase Kuwait from the whole map. However, the people always maintained faith in justice, which eventually came carried to them by free and honest nations. Kuwait will forever remain grateful to them.


Descriptors :   *MILITARY OPERATIONS , *IRAQ , *KUWAIT , NATIONS , ENVIRONMENTS , MANAGEMENT , EDUCATION , HEALTH , NATURAL RESOURCES , RAILS , FACILITIES , HISTORY , OPERATION , RESOURCES , MAPS , WORK , INTERNATIONAL , SYMBOLS , HEALTH CARE FACILITIES , OILS , CULTURE , DETERRENCE , MUSEUMS , INFANTS , FRUITS , OIL WELLS


Subject Categories : Mining Engineering
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE